>It's a lie that no news is good news. Sure, I didn't get any bad news today, but other people got good news and I didn't. I think that is silent bad news. Silent bad news is worse than bad news because at least there's certainty with bad news. Silent bad news leaves doubts - and worse, hope - until you finally get bad news.
Bad news is a big, bloody wound that can heal. Silent bad news is a festering sore that hangs around spewing pus. Silent bad news makes me focus on all the things that aren't working out for me right now, as opposed to the greater number of things that are fantastic.* It's poison, like baby formula.**
*Hey! I've got a book coming out in July! How awesome is that?!?!
**Just kidding about the formula, but that does crack me up.